What I Look for in Candidates When Making a Staffing Hire

What You Need to Get Hired at a Staffing Agency

get hired today!No single position is like every position and no individual candidate is like any other candidate. Therefore, it becomes important to understand that the evaluation of an employee is just as important as knowing what type of positions you have to fill. The staffing industry does not exist without good workers that are willing to do a job and do a job well. The trick that is given to each staffing agency is finding that match between qualified candidate and quality position for each individual and company.

This is my guide to find out one side of that equation. What do I look for in a candidate when looking to make a hire?

First Impression

First impression is always the first thing that all humans observe. We believe that we learn all we need to know about a person within the first 7 seconds of meeting them. Therefore, it is important to put on a good attire and present yourself in the manner you want to be view. Also is this appearance match the type of position/pay you are looking for. As recruiters we feel you must manifest in your presentation where you would like to end up.

Communication, Confidence, and More

After presentation we continue on an observation and self-awareness standpoint. How an individual communicates is vital to matching them to the job that will be ideal for their situation and the client’s specific needs. It then becomes necessary for the candidate to be able to sell his/her skills to me. Each individual must be as sold on themselves as an employee as they would want an employer to feel. Don’t mistake confidence and a surety in one’s abilities for cockiness or a boastful attitude. This can also be interpreted as a go-getter attitude. Employers will always be more excited about a candidate that is interested, involved, and shows a dedicated personality.

Staffers and Employers always notice the little things; Does this person drag their feet? Do they pay attention? Do they make eye contact? Do they ask questions? These are things can force an employer to choose one candidate over another.

The Most Important Skill

dependability skillFinally, there is one quality that I look at almost more than any other quality when making a staffing hire, dependability. Dependability is the quality of being able to be counted on or relied upon. This is when you do things that you say you are going to do and you keep promises.

When I look at a resume that shows an individual jumping from job to job within a short amount of time without clear explanation, I immediately assume that there is a reason for that, and they can’t be depended on to stay at a job for any length of time. When a person has a history of being late or absent, that will be how I view them in the future. But if someone is dependable above all else, I will feel much more inclined to make sure that they are matched with a good company. Each employee is an extension of our company and therefore is a representation of Your Employment Solution’s product and employees. Skills can be learned and developed, but dependability is an intangible that people either have or don’t have. I consider that to be the #1 most important quality for every possible new hire to have and display.

People are imperfect and so it becomes difficult to have a perfect equation on how to match each individual with the perfect job. However, these are the things I feel will allow me to do so with a much higher probability of success and accuracy. It is my hope that each candidate will value these qualities in order to show their personal value as an employee.

Logan Laws
Branch Manager | North Salt Lake Staffing Office
Your Employment Solutions

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Utah Job Numbers | August 2017

Most Recent Employment Numbers in Utah

The Utah Department of Work Force Services releases data on current jobs and unemployment for the state on a monthly basis. You can watch their most recent video below for a detailed update of the most recent employment data.

The state of Utah currently has a 3.4% unemployment rate ranking below the 4.4% national average.

We’ve also seen a 3.4% job growth (compared to June of 2016) rate last month compared to the 1.5% national growth rate.

“Employers are expressing a need for skilled workers to fill jobs at all different levels,” says Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “Now is the time to take your career to the next level.”

utah employmentHow Utah Employment Numbers Affect Staffing

Derek Daley, an account manager at our North Salt Lake, Utah staffing office had this to say about the latest job report:

“The opportunity of employment in Utah right now is great and even greater for skilled workers.  Not only is it an awesome time to get started with an entry level position, but there is great opportunity for advancements and promotions within many companies.  We are in the business of finding people jobs, so we are a driving factor in getting those who are unemployed back in the workforce.”

Thanks for the input Derek!

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To see our current available Utah jobs please visit jobsyes.com

Cheers to Utah Jobs!
Eric Nelson

Director of Marketing
Your Employment Solutions
“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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Employees of the Month | July 2017

July 2017 Employees of the Month!

At Your Employment Solutions we know that the staffing business is the people business. YES, we want to help people find good jobs in Utah! Our company mission is to match the right person to the right job every time. That said, we truly appreciate and care about the people we get to meet and work with on a daily basis. We wouldn’t have been voted one of the best places to work in Utah two years in a row if not for our hard-working and incredible co-workers and employees!

Congratulations Adrian Speed!

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We want to congratulate Adrian Speed who was our July Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Alejandra Ledesma, one of our great account managers, nominated Adrian and had this to say about him:

“Adrian is a stud! He comes to work every day. He never complains, just works hard has a great attitude! He goes out of his way to help anyone that needs help or direction. He recently became a lead in material handling and is doing a great job in leading his team. Thank you Adrian for being an awesome employee!”

We asked Adrian to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what he told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? My friend Anthony Brock referred me to your staffing agency.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Picking. The people I work with are amazing.

3. What do you think would make YES better? It’s perfect the way it is.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? Get ready for a great time!

Adrian was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hat for his great work. Thanks again Adrian for being a part of the hard-working Salt Lake City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Scott Birt!

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We want to congratulate Scott Birt who was our July Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Chris Walker, one our awesome account managers, nominated Scott and had this to say about him:

“Scott is a great worker. He is dedicated to his job and strives for excellence each day. He is always on time and loves the work he does. His positive attitude is contagious and he is a great team player. Scott is kind, helpful, and thorough. We appreciate his hard work and dedication!”

We asked Scott to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what he told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found your staffing agency through a friend.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? TThis one! It’s been my only one, but it’s been great!

3. What do you think would make YES better? Nothing really, it’s been a great experience! Never had any issues.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? Same as #3. Highly recommend it!!

Scott was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for his great work. Thanks again Scott for being a part of the hard-working Ogden, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Gelacio Samaniego!

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We want to congratulate Gelacio Samaniego who was our July Employee of the Month for our West Valley City, Utah staffing office! Susana Valencia, one of our excellent account managers, nominated Gelacio and had this to say about him:

“Gelacio is really hard worker and he is always pleasant, always does what he’s told and has excellent attendance.”

Gelacio was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for his great work. Thanks again Gelacio for being a part of the hard-working West Valley City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Teryl Hancey!

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We want to congratulate Teryl Hancey who was our July Employee of the Month in Logan, Utah! Jordyn Arnold, one of our great account managers, nominated Teryl and had this to say about him:

“Teryl is a wonderful employee who I know I can count on to do anything and everything that he is asked! He has a great attitude about work and goes above and beyond in every assignment he is given. I appreciate his willingness to be open and flexible with his work schedule as well as his integrity and honesty in every aspect of the job. Thanks for representing YES so well!”

Teryl was awarded a thank you certificate and YES shirt for his great work. Thanks again Teryl for being a part of the hard-working Logan, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Utah Job Numbers | July 2017

Most Recent Employment Numbers in Utah

The Utah Department of Work Force Services releases data on current jobs and unemployment for the state on a monthly basis. You can watch their most recent video below for a detailed update of the most recent employment data.

The state of Utah currently has a 3.2% unemployment rate ranking below the 4.3% national average.

We’ve also seen a 3.1% job growth (compared to May of 2016) rate last month compared to the 1.5% national growth rate.

“We have been strong yet steady,” says Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “We can probably maintain this for many months to come.”

utah employmentHow Utah Employment Numbers Affect Staffing

SandraMarie Clark, the assistant branch manager at our Ogden, Utah staffing office had this to say about the latest job report:

“I see this as a jobs tidal wave. Yes, we have less qualified applicants looking for work to place at the right position. Yet I feel with the job growth this is a positive effect so we can place the right applicant with a position they are qualified for as there are MANY different industries to choose from. The jump in job growth in Utah is a great thing for us here at YES to build relationships with a variety of clients and industries to offer those applicants still looking for work.”

Thanks for the input SandraMarie!

To work with Your Employment Solutions, please visit our Request an Employee page.

To see our current available Utah jobs please visit jobsyes.com

Cheers to Utah Jobs!
Eric Nelson

Director of Marketing
Your Employment Solutions
“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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Employees of the Month | June 2017

June 2017 Employees of the Month!

At Your Employment Solutions we know that the staffing business is the people business. YES, we want to help people find good jobs in Utah! Our company mission is to match the right person to the right job every time. That said, we truly appreciate and care about the people we get to meet and work with on a daily basis. We wouldn’t have been voted one of the best places to work in Utah two years in a row if not for our hard-working and incredible co-workers and employees!

Congratulations Francisca Alvarez-Ortiz!

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We want to congratulate Francisca Alvarez-Ortiz who was our June Employee of the Month for one of our on-site clients in North Salt Lake! David Carrejo, one of our amazing North Salt Lake account managers, nominated Francisca and had this to say about her:

 “Francisca is an outstanding employee she never misses work and has worked hard to get hired on here. Great work Francisca for all your hard work and dedication!”

We asked Francisca to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what she told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? My parents told me about your staffing agency.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? This job. It’s easy and I enjoy working here.

3. What do you think would make YES better? If there were more jobs made available.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? YES will help you find a job quickly.

Francisca was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hat for her great work. Thanks again Francisca for being a part of the hard-working Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Casey Madalena!

employee of the month ogden utah

We want to congratulate Casey Madalena who was our June Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Adam Parea, one our awesome account managers, nominated Casey and had this to say about her:

“Casey is always striving to succeed. She shows up to work on time with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a smile. She gives 100% effort to learning all of the aspects of her duties. We are happy to have Casey on our team!”

We asked Casey to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what she told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found your staffing agency online through Indeed.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? This has been my first job through YES. I enjoy the work and my co workers.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Nothing i can think at the moment! :)

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? It’s a very good job resource. I have nothing but positive things to say.

Casey was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for her great work. Thanks again Casey for being a part of the hard-working Ogden, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Kayla Gilson!

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We want to congratulate Kayla Gilson who was our June Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Rosyne Pedreanez, one of our great account managers, nominated Kayla and had this to say about her:

“Kayla is such a super star.  She is always friendly, smiley, willing to help others and always do more at work.  She has consistently improve her own goals and results and because of that she is one of our top performers.  We are very excited about what the future holds for Kayla; she just received an offer for permanent employment here and we are so happy that she has represented us so well. Thank you so much, Kayla!”

We asked Kayla to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what she told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found out about your staffing agency online.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? My current job.

3. What do you think would make YES better? YES is already – better!

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? Contact Emily (in the West Valley City office) and she will work with you endlessly.

Kayla was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for her great work. Thanks again Kayla for being a part of the hard-working Salt Lake City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Petar Tsonev!

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We want to congratulate Petar Tsonev who was our June Employee of the Month for our Ogden, Utah staffing office! Omar Dazza, one of our great account managers, nominated Petar and had this to say about him:

“Petar has great work ethic, great attendance as well and is very honest. After two weeks of working at his current job, the client wanted to hire him on permanently! That’s how awesome he is!”

We asked Petar to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what he told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found out about your staffing agency on the internet.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? My current job.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Longer working time.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? It’s a great company with a lot of jobs.

Petar was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hat for his great work. Thanks again Petar for being a part of the hard-working Ogden, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Shamima Yunus!

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We want to congratulate Shamima Yunus who was our June Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Alejandra Ledesma, one of our great account managers, nominated Shamima and had this to say about her:

“Shamima is such a great worker. She has the best attitude every day when coming to work. She is a very positive person. Her line lead always talks about how great of a worker she is.”

Shamima was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hat for her great work. Thanks again Shamima for being a part of the hard-working Salt Lake City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

The Privileges of Working for YES On-Site

There Are Lots of Great Benefits to Being YES On-Site Employee

ogden utah employmentWhen I first got the call that decided my fate of becoming an on-site, the only thought that came to my mind was, “It’s time to take on a new challenge.” But I never imagined all the challenges that would come along with this job! I had to learn a whole new work terminology as well as become familiar with sanitary gowning procedures and the consequences of an actual audit finding.

Working on-site with our client and going through some of the troubles we faced as a team (or the ones I faced myself) can seriously test your patience or even push you to your absolute limit. What I learned is how you can take that negative and turn it into a positive. Even when you know some days aren’t going well, you just can’t let it get to you, or else you are going to hate coming to work.

Each week has something memorable while working as a YES on-site. When I am creating a ID badge for a new employee, you can see the excitement that they are getting an opportunity to work for an amazing company. They know there is an opportunity for growth as well as great benefits they will receive after getting hired on permanent. Our client gave hoodies out to all the employees including the YES employees as a Christmas gift and the look on the people faces to receive that hoodie was priceless, they felt appreciated and they were happy to be working for great company!

Why Work With YES?

Going back to YES, we’re a staffing agency that stands out when compared to other agencies because of the way we do business. YES is a company that strives to help the people that need it most. We make sure to take the time to find you the right job, not just for you but for our client as well, to create that perfect match.

Working for YES has been one of the best experiences I’ve encountered because I witnessed an account begin from almost nothing and watch it grow to where it is at now. I got to witness how YES values its customers by trying to find out every little detail to build a partnership.

I can finally say I do love this job and it was the best decision I ever made by joining the YES team!

Adam Perea
On-Site Account Manager | Ogden, Utah Staffing Office
Your Employment Solutions

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